First, let me say that I am using Outlook 2016 on a Mac book Pro with OS X 10.10.5. I have trained spamsieve manually as explained in the manual. I am having problems with both very creative ways for “spamvertisers” to avoid spamsieve’s filters, and, an apparent error in spamsieve’s functionality.
Spam originators are employing Random user names and domain names in their addresses which renders spamsieve’s Address filtering virtually ineffective.
This is what a small portion of the rules looked like this morning.
My attempt to help with at least from a portion of the spam onslaught was to genericize the Name portion of the message as was done with the domain portion. Additionally, I notice that almost every message I got whose domain ended in “.info” was spam, so I’ve made a rule to kill anything coming in with that ending.
With all these “clever” rules in effect, still no filtering occurs whatsoever (zero hits on ALL 350+filters).
I have checked both the white list and the blocked list and removed a few mistakes. The Bayesian classifier doesn’t seem to work since there is a huge similarity/overlap between many spam messages.
I would greatly appreciate anyone’s suggestions as to what I have done wrong or what I can do to make this work. Thanks.